PROUD Uwe Rosler felt Brentford had done enough to force extra-time in their play-off final defeat to Yeovil Town.
A first-half horror-show saw Yeovil race into a 2-0 lead through a fine Paddy Madden strike and Dan Burn's header.
Harlee Dean's header gave the Bees hope after the interval, but they couldn't find an equaliser as the Glovers grabbed a place in the Championship at their expense.
Madden's early strike came after a nervy start from the Bees, however Rosler's side responded in the second 45 and the German manager believed his side deserved something from the match.
He said: “Congratulations to Gary and his team, he did a very good job with his financial resources. It looks like every time we play Yeovil, the first shot is a goal. That made it very difficult for us.
“Second-half was fantastic from my players and we should've got something out of it - at least extra-time I think.
“I think we were a bit nervous. Some players did not perform from the beginning but after they lost their nerves, they really went for it and I'm really proud to be manager of this team.
“This team doesn't know how to give up. We paid a high-price. That first goal should not have happened and in the modern game the first goal is so crucial.
“We lost a bit of focus after that. Second-half we were fantastic and we had them down on their knees.”
The result means it will be League One football for the Griffin Park club again next season.
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